ATA coun­cil po­si­tions up for grabs

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The Aus­tralian Truck­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (ATA) 2017 elec­tions are un­der­way, with voter reg­is­tra­tions now open.

In the elec­tion, owner-driv­ers with one truck and small fleet op­er­a­tors with two to five trucks will elect one rep­re­sen­ta­tive each to the gen­eral coun­cil of the ATA.

ATA Chair Noe­lene Wat­son sees the 2017 elec­tion as a crit­i­cal op­por­tu­nity for owner-driv­ers and small fleet op­er­a­tors to have their say.

“The ATA Coun­cil sets our strate­gic pol­icy di­rec­tion,” Wat­son says. “It deals with the crit­i­cal is­sues that will de­ter­mine the in­dus­try’s long-term fu­ture.

“You can’t have your say if you don’t reg­is­ter to vote, so I urge owner-driv­ers and small fleet op­er­a­tors to reg­is­ter on­line at the ATA web­site. It’s easy, fast and there’s no pa­per­work any­more.”

To reg­is­ter to vote in the elec­tion, you must own, be pur­chas­ing, or leas­ing one to five trucks over 4.5 tonnes.

You will also need to pro­vide a valid ABN and an email ad­dress that is unique to you.

Voter reg­is­tra­tions for the 2017 elec­tion will close on Fe­bru­ary 22. The elec­tion will be con­ducted en­tirely on­line us­ing a se­cure vot­ing sys­tem.

Nom­i­na­tions for the two po­si­tions up for elec­tion opened on Jan­uary 25, and will also close on Fe­bru­ary 22.

Reg­is­tra­tion de­tails can be found on the ATA web­site at www.truck.net.au.

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